Every week, I introduce the kids to two new sight words. I have a sign on the outside of my door that looks like this:
Sorry – it’s not the best picture – the flash didn’t like the laminating! Underneath the construction paper flap are two sticky notes with the weeks’ sight words on it. The children have to tell me the sight words each time they enter the room. They get SO excited whenever there is a new sight word!
You can download your own password sign by clicking on the picture below. You will just need to supply the flap! Just add a sheet of construction paper or cute scrapbook paper and tape it on! I quickly made three versions – click on any picture to download all three.
Psst: You can use these signs for more than just sight words! At the beginning of the year use it for letters, shapes, numbers, etc.
Each week, we also write our new sight words to hang on our fridge. This picture came from a friends classroom:
(You could easily do this with letters too!)
And I also add the word to magnetic white boards:
Throughout the day, I’ll mix up the letters and ask children to come up and fix the words.
Here is the sight word page for you as well as an alphabet page!
Disclaimer: I do not do letter of the week in my classroom. However, for the first few weeks of school, our reading series has a review of letters. We practice all letters and sounds every week, but there is a focus on a specific letter.
Okay, here’s the fun part! It took me a long time to put these together! I came across these sight word chants on the web (I saved them to my computer, so I’m not really sure where they came from!)
It was too hard to flip through the pages to find different chants so… I love popsicle sticks, so I came up with these babies:
The kids went NUTS over them! It took me FOREVER to type them up on labels! I put the name of the chant on one side of the stick and the “how-to” on the other side. (I trimmed around the name to make it fit better). I pull out a stick and we do the chant! The kids LOVE the push-up one – it is SO funny to watch them do push-ups!
So, here are the labels for you – they sometimes get a little wacky when printed to a PDF so, I hope they print out okay for you!
(The names are first, and the descriptions follow consecutively)
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